Monday, September 21, 2015

fraudster arrested over £6m fraud after six years of hiding on the Appalachian Trail

James Hammes hid on Appalachian Trail after being accused $9m theft
James Hammes was a white-collar crime suspect who went missing in 2009 after he was accused of embezzling $8.7million from G&J Pepsi-Cola bottlers in Ohio. He disappeared and left behind a daughter and a wife who has now divorced him. He began hiking the Appalachian Trail and going by the name 'Bismarck'. He was arrested on May 16 at the Trail Days festival in Damascus, Virginia, and it is believed he may have been staying in Maine and northern Indiana when not on the Trail.

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